Human Rights News

Human Rights News

Here is a preview of human rights related news compiled from a non exhaustive selection of various news sources originating from a number of organisations, national and international, working in the field. This information is updated twice a day.

Rana Plaza: Compensation and progress are both slow and insufficient one year on after the catastrophe

FIDH - Human Rights for All - 3 hours 21 min ago

One year has passed since the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and survivors and victims' families are still waiting for adequate compensation. Safety conditions and respect for...

Sudan: No Justice for Protest Killings

Human Rights Watch - 7 hours 7 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Sudanese authorities have failed to provide justice for scores of civilians killed in anti-government protests in September...

Thailand: Prominent Activist Feared ‘Disappeared’

Human Rights Watch - 1 day 14 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email (New York) – The Thai authorities should urgently provide information about a prominent ethnic Karen activist who is believed to have been forcibly disappeared...

Bangladesh Human Rights Report 2013

FIDH - Human Rights for All - 1 day 20 hours ago

A report published by FIDH member organisation in Bangladesh, Odhikar - Bangladesh / Globalization, Human Rights Defenders, Asia, Bangladesh

Syria - Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity

Reporters without border - 1 day 22 hours ago

Reporters Without Borders has learned with “immense relief and great joy” that four French journalists who had been held in northern Syria by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) since June...

Tribute to Osman Hummaida, Sudanese Human Rights Defender

Human Rights Watch - 2 days 16 hours ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email (New York) – Human Rights Watch mourns the loss of Osman Hummaida, a prominent Sudanese human rights activist, who died on April 17, 2014, in Johannesburg,...

Sudan and the community of human rights defenders lose a great activist – A Tribute to Osman Hummaida

FIDH - Human Rights for All - 2 days 23 hours ago

FIDH is deeply saddened by the death, on 17 April 2014, of Osman Hummaida, a friend and a prominent Sudanese human rights defender. - Sudan / Human Rights Defenders, Sudan, Africa

CAR - Unjustified criminal proceedings against three journalists

Reporters without border - 3 days 24 min ago

Reporters Without Borders is worried by the criminal proceedings that the CAR authorities have initiated against three journalists and urges the media and the transitional authorities to defuse...

Iran - Many detainees beaten during police search of Evin prison

Reporters without border - 3 days 3 hours ago

Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns yesterday's grave violations of the rights of political prisoners in Tehran's Evin prison. Around 100 riot police, accompanied by Revolutionary Guards and...

Sri Lanka - Tamil journalist attacked

Reporters without border - 3 days 5 hours ago

Reporters Without Borders joins its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS), in condemning an attack on Sivagnanam Selvatheepan, a journalist who freelances for Tamil...

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